Copper Grill

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The Copper Grill Lobster & Steak House was a small chain of upscale restaurants owned and operated by Amalgamated Concepts. The chain's slogan was, "Clearly a matter of taste."

The Brookwood Village location, the only one in Alabama, was open for dinner all week and lunch on weekdays. Its head chef was Tom Minchella, formerly of Chops and the Atlanta Fish Market. The dinner menu included items such as a 14-ounce New York Strip for $29.95 and African Lobster, which featured two lobster tails for $49.95.

In January 2007, lawyers for the estate of Amalgamated Concepts' late owner, Harold Ruttenberg, announced the restaurant chain was for sale. In June the Birmingham and Richmond, Virginia locations were sold to Haddad Restaurant Group of Kansas City, Missouri, owners of the Plaza III Steakhouse chain. The Destin, Florida location was sold to a different buyer. In August, the Brookwood Village location opened under the Plaza III name. All of the Copper Grill's staff, including Minchella, were retained.

Former locations


  • Williams, Roy L. (January 16, 2007). "Copper Grill restaurants up for sale." The Birmingham News
  • Cooper, Lauren B. (June 29, 2007). "Copper Grill sold to K.C. chain." Birmingham Business Journal.
  • Goodman, Sherri C. (August 31, 2007). "Plaza III Steakhouse opens". The Birmingham News.

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